Certificate Management Service for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) (RFC6072)
Original Publication Date: 2011-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Feb-09
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Jennings: AUTHOR [+3]
[RFC3261], as amended by [RFC3853], provides a mechanism for end-to- end encryption and integrity using Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) [RFC5751]. Several security properties of [RFC3261] depend on S/MIME, and yet it has not been widely deployed. One reason is the complexity of providing a reasonable certificate distribution infrastructure. This specification proposes a way to address discovery, retrieval, and management of certificates for SIP deployments. Combined with the SIP Identity [RFC4474] specification,
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Jennings Request for Comments: 6072 Cisco Systems Category: Standards Track J. Fischl, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Skype February 2011
Certificate Management Service for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
This document defines a credential service that allows Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) User Agents (UAs) to use a SIP event package to discover the certificates of other users. This mechanism allows User Agents that want to contact a given Address-of-Record (AOR) to retrieve that AOR's certificate by subscribing to the credential service, which returns an authenticated response containing that certificate. The credential service also allows users to store and retrieve their own certificates and private keys.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 6072 SIP Certificates February 2011
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